Canada Soccer Announces New Leadership for Men's and Women's National Teams

Photo: Bob Frid / Canada Soccer

Kenneth Heiner-Møller takes over as the Women’s National Team Head Coach and Women’s National EXCEL Director while John Herdman will take over as the Men’s National Team Head Coach and Men’s National EXCEL Director

Vancouver BC, January 9 2017 – Canada Soccer has announced that John Herdman who coached the Canada Soccer Women’s National team to consecutive Olympic Bronze medals will now take over as the  Canada Soccer Men’s National team Head Coach and Men’s National Team EXCEL Director.  Kenneth Heiner-Møller who was Assistant Coach of the Women’s National team since 2015 will take over as the Women’s National Team Head Coach and as the Women’s National EXCEL Director.

BC Soccer looks forward to working with Canada Soccer to help support the Canada Soccer structure and the player pathway for all youth and adult players.

“This is an exciting time for soccer in Canada and in British Columbia as we look forward to continuing to support Canada Soccer’s youth and adult Men’s and Women’s National Teams under their new leadership,” said Jason Elligott, BC Soccer Executive Director.

For more information on the Official Announcement from Canada Soccer please read the full release here:

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues, and districts.

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators, and soccer leaders. Working with its 40-member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service, and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to active, health and involved lifestyle.